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Reef & Beach Resort

Road Jambiani - Makunduchi Exit on left side coming from Paje, Jambiani Tanzania
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Updated 03/23/21


#7 of 27 hotels in Jambiani
Travelers' Choice
Recently renovated resort with 140 rooms and bungalows. Taken over in June 2014 by Paradise & Wilderness Group. With international management, this is the perfect place to enjoy your holiday. The resort is located uniquely near the mangroves and has 270 degrees sea view. The buffet restaurant serves local food with international influences. A small a la carte menu is available as well.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Game room
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Car hire
Foot massage
Full body massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Family Resort
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch, German and 1 more
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Magdalena P wrote a review Nov 2021
Frankfurt, Germany3 contributions
Staying at this hotel was literally a last minute decision - I have already landed in Zanzibar (alone) and talked to Steve at the booking office via WhatsApp and he got me a great All Inclusive Deal for 7 nights. To stay there was the right choice. To me a great experience has always to do with human interactions and this hotel has the perfect staff from the moment you step in (Ngulele at the reception), John at the restaurant and sooo many other great personalities at the restaurant and at the Mango Beach Bar and Jetty Bar (please forgive me for not knowing all the names, just Sebastian and Rose, Seif (?)). The best part of the hotel services was the animation team (Muddy and Lucas). Muddy is like the born animator. Always just a smile away. He greets the guests in their language, remembers their name and where they are from, goes the extra mile and motivates you for to do a bit of workout on your vacation (aqua gym). He takes care of his guests and organizes trips to local parties outside the hotel and performs his duties as a real host who wants his guests to have fun and enjoy their evening. If you travel by yourself, this resort will do anything to make you feel welcomed and not lonley. Would stay there any time again!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: staying in one of the bungalows or room number block 300-400.
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Response from Maurice Schoonvelde, Other at Reef & Beach Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your warm words, it was a pleasure to have you as our guest, karibu tena, welcome back
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Femme.fatale wrote a review Nov 2021
18 contributions13 helpful votes
I choose this hotel because of price and bar on water. And it was really good choice. Hotel is located few km from Jambiani. Around there is almost nothing just fields and palmas. The beach is small and when water coming, dissapear at all. But anyway looks nice. In hotel is small joungle where live monkeys, not affraid of people. But be carefull. The best part is bar on water. There is place to sunbathe, swimm in water and sit in shadow to drink, also you can make amazing pictures around. Hotel is quite big, with two pools, big and small one, but I stayed all time in ocean which isn't deep much. There are high ebbs and flows. Is good to take shoes to water, thanks to it you can walk on sand when water is out. Rooms are okey. Food really good, standard one and some african spacials. Drina are tasty. There is some animations, aqua gym or some trips to party or village, all informations are next to restaurant. In September weather was perfect during day, strong sun, but very windy at night, so better to take some warm clothes. One thing I didn't like was guys dressed as Masaj, they disturb and follow you at the beach, when you want talk to them they disturb you more, I coudn't make photos on my own because they all time were around, I know there is job, they try to sold some trips or stuff, but If I want to buy something I will find them. Anyway all was perfect. If you have possibility go out of hotel for some trip its worth to see Zanzibar.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Maurice Schoonvelde, Other at Reef & Beach Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Tank you so much for your review. We are happy to see you enjoyed your holiday so much. We hope to welcome you back again soon, karibu tena
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Johannes wrote a review Nov 2021
Midrand, South Africa148 contributions26 helpful votes
Had a great time, again! Food and drinks are very good. The resort has improved since 2 years ago and offers everything you need. Staff is very friendly and helpful. You can book excursions or just swim off the Jetty Bar at high tide or look for starfish at low tide.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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krugerandmore wrote a review Nov 2021
Nelspruit, South Africa316 contributions71 helpful votes
Wow ,what can I say this was great week away, mainly due to this hotel. Zanzibar is a wonderful island so where ever you stay the views and beaches are wonderful. This hotel went the extra mile, staff very friendly and always smiling. The rooms are perfect. Clean real value for money. Air Conditioning was perfect. The food was excellent three meals a day (to much food) and cater for all. Thanks for a great relaxing week. The most important thing to note is you get what you pay for. In this case we got much more than a 3 star hotel normally offers. The pools were great, massage perfect. Cocktails great. Thanks see you again one day. Thanks Dave
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: All good away from the pool area for quite.
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Response from Maurice Schoonvelde, Other at Reef & Beach Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Dave, so good to hear from you, thank you so much for your review. We hope to welcome you back anytime soon!!
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Karen wrote a review Oct 2021
South Africa1 contribution
What an fantastic holiday. Great food, too much cocktails, friendly service, nice vibes, excellent service. Would recommend this hotel. Wi-fi if needed, jetty bar with stunning sunset is a must. Food that cater to everyone's needs. Will be back
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Reef & Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Reef & Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Jambiani Beach (3.9 miles) and Novtox Tailor & Designer (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Reef & Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Reef & Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Reef & Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Reef & Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Reef & Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fadhil Restaurant, Zanzest Beach Bungalows Restaurant, and Peterpan Beach Lodge & Italian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Reef & Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Reef & Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Reef & Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Reef & Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Dutch, Afrikaans, and Swahili.
Does Reef & Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Reef & Beach Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.